Saturday, 11 September 2010

SCD - Arch - 1950s


Checking all your lovely comments this morning, thank you all so much you all say such lovely things. This morning there was a comment from Di Oliver from Tando asking if she can use last week's arch on the Tando site. So complimented and thrilled to be asked cannot wait to see my piece on another site.

Something Completely Different are looking at Archs in September, the theme this week is another cracker its the 1950s. What a decade that was not that I remember it much only arriving in 1956 but as the bridge between an older way and a more modern way the 1950s are surprisingly important in history. The Sputnik, Atomic trials on Bikini Island, Rock 'n Roll, Beatniks, The Beatles the end of rationing in the UK and the start of Premium Bonds! Quite a few of us crafters were born in the 1950's as well. Nylon was the new wonder fabric, bright dyes and prints were begining to appear tweeds and plaids were popular fashion fabrics and our Mothers were still likely to make our cloths.

Inkabilities used to colour this arch. The button label is from some of my Grandmother's buttons the label says 'Empire Made' photocopied distressed and stuck to arch. The woman and little girl are my mother and me circa 1957. The dressmakers form, cotton reel and scissors stamped and heat embossed. The buttons are modern as is the pink thread. Quite a personal arch this one.

20 comments:

  1. Zoe this is fabulous! I really like the layers you used. It goes to show if you look you'll find something unique for our collages.
    Great artwork!
    Hugs, Chris xx

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  2. WOW Zoe your arch is fantastic and so nostalgic, it looks like it's got everything on there!!!

    Well done on last weeks arch too - how fab for you to see your work being promoted on someone elses blog xxxx

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  3. Hi Zoe you definitely got the 50's look with this arch its fantastic. I am loving it
    hugs june xxx

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  4. Wow I'm so loving the recent tags you've made - they're gorgeous. Love the card you made for you guest spot at PB@ ALLSORTS too.
    Hugs Fleur xXx

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  5. hi hun now wonder they asked,you hun as this is simply awesome your talent just ozzes on this hun love hugs cheryl x
    ps i be at the forum soon got some personal things going on at the moment will explain,later hugs cheryl xxx

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  6. How fabulous this is with such a personal feel, sweet photo and great embelishments..lovely...Esther xx

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  7. Well done Zoe on being featured on the Tando site, it is a HUGE compliment and a testament to your wonderful creativity!

    Sarah x

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  8. How lovely to use a photo of you and your Mum - gorgeous. I was born in 57, lol. Great arch, Zoe.

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  9. what a great arch Zoe - really loving the background and all the elements fit together so well.

    Thanks for joining us xx

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  10. This is such a beautiful and personal arch Zoe - your grandma's bits from her sewing box, a photo of you and mum - fabulous and a one to treasure. Well done on getting your stunning work recognized x Hilda

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  11. Super arch...love the personal feel too :) Thanks for sharing the 50's happenings...It is nice to be reminded of all those things! In some ways they seem a million years ago...and then again only yesterday!
    Hope you play again soon at SCD and thanks again for being here this week ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  12. Great piece of art Zoe, it certainly reminds me of the 50's and love the picture of you and your mum. My Mum had a sewing machine and made most of our clothes, that's where I got my love of making things from. Your stamped images are gorgeous, they certainly reflect the times.
    Luv B xxx

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  13. Beautiful arch, with all your personal items that you've used it's perfect.
    Janet x

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  14. What a sweet collage I love the image of the Mother with baby, perfect for the theme of your arch!

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  15. Congratulations! Lovely arch, great layout and what a lovely thing for you to keep. Enjoyed the "memories".

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  16. Great 50's elements and I love what you have written. Great make and thought provoking. Thanks for playing along again this week.

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  17. I really like your arch hun so 50s lol Thanks for playing along this week with the SCD team

    Love Dawn xx

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  18. wow..another piece of fabulous art work! lovin all the lil details!

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  19. WOW Zoe,love this,brilliant
    xx

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  20. Such a gorgeous arch Zoe, fantastic x

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